Henry Side Gate Lever Action .45-70 Rifle, 22 Inch Octagon Barrel, Walnut Stock, Case-Colored Receiver – Henry H010GCC
The Henry Side Gate Lever Action offers up the best of both worlds with our standard removable tube magazine for safe and easy unloading and a side loading gate to keep the magazine topped off. The American walnut furniture is set off by intricate, deep checkering that will ensure a firm purchase on the stocks. A semi-buckhorn rear and brass bead front sight accompanies a 22″ octagon blued steel barrel to deliver the accuracy you’ve come to expect from a Henry.
A caliber that traces its origins from the battlefield to its modern-day presence in hunting camps across the country.
Our lever gun offerings have progressed from .17 and .22 caliber rimfires, to pistol cartridge centerfires and in 2011 to the most popular deer-hunting caliber of all – the .30-30. Now for 2012 we are introducing a new model chambered for a famous cartridge capable of handling even the largest game in North America. That’s right: We now make .45-70 lever actions!
Introduced by the U.S. Army in 1873, this cartridge was first known as the .45 Government. As it made its way into commercially produced firearms the name .45-70 appeared, because it was loaded with a 70 grain blackpowder charge with 405 and 500 grain bullets. Virtually all rifle making companies of the late 19th century chambered their single shots and lever actions for the .45-70. As those companies and their rifles faded away, the .45-70’s popularity did not. Factory .45-70 ammunition has been cataloged continuously since 1873 but never in the variety of loadings available now, in the 21st century. They range from 405 grain lead bullet, low-velocity loads for deer hunting and target shooting to high-velocity 300 to 400 grain jacketed bullet ones meant for large game.
MANUFACTURER: Henry Repeating Arms
FAMILY: Lever Action Series
MODEL: Color Case Hardened Edition
ACTION: Lever Action
CALIBER/GAUGE: 45-70 GOVT
FINISH TYPE: Blued
STOCK: Wood Stock
STOCK/GRIPS: American Walnut
BARREL: 22″ Octagon Barrel
OVERALL LENGTH: 41.1″
DRILLED / TAPPED
CAPACITY: 4 + 1
SIGHTS: FS:Brass Bead/RS:Semi-Buckhorn
SIGHT TYPE: Adjustable Sights
WEIGHT: 8.1 lbs.
SHIPPING WEIGHT: 9.45 lbs.
SAFETY FEATURES: Transfer Bar
RECEIVER: Color Case Hardened Steel
ADDL INFO: Swivel Studs
ADDL INFO: Side Gate
ADDL INFO: Checkered Pistol Grip
MFG MODEL NO: H010GCC